Footy Again

18/04/2015. Brentford v Bolton Wanderers. Brentford Midfielder Jonathon DOUGLAS celebrates Brentford's 2nd goal

18/04/2015. Brentford v Bolton Wanderers. Brentford Midfielder Jonathon DOUGLAS celebrates Brentford’s 2nd goal

I Couldn’t make the Guildford City v Colliers Wood match, that City won apparently quite comfortably 3-0 as I was away at the Brentford v Bolton Wanderers game, a match that Brentford had to win to stand a chance of a play off place, unfortunately they were unable to hold on to a 2-1 lead & ultimately were only able to draw, which is probably not quite good enough.

No Win today…

10/04/2015. Knaphill FC v Guildford City.  City's Dan STEWART scores

10/04/2015. Knaphill FC v Guildford City. City’s Dan STEWART scores

After a good win, on a shocking pitch with the worst lighting I have ever witnessed in any league ever on Thursday night, the 4th game in 8 days was a step to far for the young City side. Having a star striker pull up during the warm up was a set back, but Dan Stewart did come on as a substitute in the second half & scored as well.

Knaphill did probably just about deserve the points, but the battle for survival is still winnable.

10/04/2015. Knaphill FC v Guildford City. City's Tadej VENTA scores from corner

10/04/2015. Knaphill FC v Guildford City. City’s Tadej VENTA scores from corner

A Hard Earned Win

09/04/2015. Raynes Park Vale v Guildford City. City's Dan Stewart scores

09/04/2015. Raynes Park Vale v Guildford City. City’s Dan Stewart scores

City travelled to Raynes Park Vale for a Thursday night game, the third in 5 days. Under the gloomiest floodlights I have ever had the misfortune to see, City ground out a win. The pitch was so dark that even at 12800ISO there was barely enough light to work, & in the corners, I felt that I might have been in deepest, darkest Peru.

City Draw at Westfield

06/04/2015. Westfield v Guildford City. City's Dan STEWART scores equaliser

06/04/2015. Westfield v Guildford City. City’s Dan STEWART scores equaliser

Still a few games to go, & City are still battling for survival, they managed a 2 – 2 draw on Bank Holiday Monday morning. The weather was glorious, I may have shot a few more frames than I would normally do, but what the hell, the sun was out, & I was just in jeans & polo shirt. But well done City, having gone 2 – 1 down at the end of the first half, their heads didn’t drop, they equalised, & they could have &probably should have scored several more. On to the Raynes Park game on Thursday now.

Guildford City 4 – 0 Farnham

25/03/2015. Dan STEWART scores his first in City's 4-0 win over Farnham Town

25/03/2015. Dan STEWART scores his first in City’s 4-0 win over Farnham Town

Thank You Guildford City, my birthday tomorrow, and it is four wins on the bounce with a 4 -0 victory over Farnham Town, another clean sheet, and it could have been quite a few more. As Chris Dyke in the local paper said, quoting Alan Hansen “you can’t win anything with kids” the last couple of months have been a revelation at the “City”.

The average age under the new management has dropped significantly yet the standard of football, the level of professionalism, the sportsmanship (not gamesmanship) have gone through the roof.

Quality football, solid defence, two outstanding shot stoppers (as anyone who knows me, that was my role, many years ago) & a never say die spirit is impressive, makes my role within the club a pleasure, now on to face Epsom & Ewell at the Spectrum on Saturday.

Another City Win

21/03/2015. Frimley Green v Guildford City FC. City's Anthony Baker stopped by Frimley's keeper

21/03/2015. Frimley Green v Guildford City FC. City’s Anthony Baker stopped by Frimley’s keeper

3 Wins on the bounce, Guildford City travelled to local rivals Frimley Green, where they won a closely contested match 2 – 1, Next game is a home match against Farnham Town FC at the Spectrum. The Old City side beat Farnham at their place, 1 – 0 in the most one sided game I have covered in a long time, yet City were only able to score a single goal. Farnham have had a better season of it since then, but on the basis of the last three or four performances City should give them a decent run for their money. I just hope that City can raise a strong team.

Another City Win

14/03/2015. Guildford City v Hanworth Villa. City's Anthony BAKER's goal is ruled out for pushing.

14/03/2015. Guildford City v Hanworth Villa. City’s Anthony BAKER’s goal is ruled out for pushing.

Guildford City battled their way to a narrow victory over relegation rivals Hanworth Villa. With goals from Florin RAMIZI & Anthony BAKER, who both are in a rich vein of form, having scored a brace & a hat-trick respectively mid-week.

Next week sees them travel to Frimley Green, which is another 6 pointer.